My current research focuses on aspects of economic geography in the Pacific Rim, including Japanese trade and investment patterns in China. I hold a SSHRC grant to examine aspects of the recovery of coastal Tohoku, northern Japan after the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; and I also conduct research on urban and regional change in Japan.
SULMONA, L.G., EDGINGTON, D.W. and DENIKE, K. 2014 ‘The Role of Advanced Border Controls at Canadian Airports’ Journal of Transport Geography 39(1), 11-20
EDGINGTON, D.W. 2014 ‘Patterns and Organization of Japanese Tourism in Canada: 1960––2010’ The Canadian Geographer 58, 355-376
EDGINGTON, D.W. 2013 ‘Restructuring Japan’s Rustbelt: The Case of Muroran, Hokkaido, 1985-2010’ Urban Affairs Review 49, 475-524
EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘“Glocalization” and Regional Headquarters: Japanese Electronics Firms in the ASEAN Region’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103, 647-668
EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘The In Situ Upgrading of Japanese Electronics Firms in Malaysian Industrial Clusters’ Economic Geography 89, 227-259
EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘In situ Dynamics of Japanese Electronic Subsidiaries in ASEAN Countries: Reflections from a Development Perspective’ Asia Pacific Viewpoint 54, 15-32
EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2013 ‘The In Situ Upgrading of Japanese Electronics Firms in Malaysian Industrial Clusters’ Economic Geography DOI 10.1111/ecge.12007
EDGINGTON, D.W. 2012 ‘Restructuring Japan’s Rustbelt: The Case of Muroran, Hokkaido, 1985-2010’ Urban Affairs Review DOI 10.1177/1078087412463537
EDGINGTON, D.W. and HAYTER, R. 2012 ‘New Relationships between Japanese and Taiwanese Electronics Firms’ Environment and Planning A 44, 68-88
EDGINGTON, D.W. 2011 ‘Viewpoint: Reconstruction after natural disasters: the opportunities and constraints facing our cities’ Town Planning Review 82(6), v-xi
EDGINGTON, D.W. and NAGAO, K. 2011 ‘Local Development in the Higashi Osaka Industrial District’ Japanese Journal of Human Geography 63, 25-43
EDGINGTON, D.W. 2010 Reconstructing Kobe: The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity (Vancouver, UBC Press)
GEOG481 Geography of Japan Sections
A critical analysis of significant human adaptations to changing ecological conditions in the Japanese archipelago. Normally alternates with GEOG 468.
One fine body…